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Wow. Why so much hate for spelunky? Did any of you even play it? The game is absolutely amazing. I can't see how any of these other games can even come close to comparing. This game has infinite replay value, perfect controls, extreme difficulty, and is just all around very very fun.
Typically G$, favoring M$'s XBLA crap...
But there were so many more games they could have favored instead (Mark of the ninja to mention one)
Uh, pretty sure Trine 2 was a 2011 game anyway...
What a bad joke GS. This crap over Mario bros. Why the F*ck you hate Nintendo so muck? What they refuse to pay? Or adds or sponser?
Spelunky is better than Mario, okay.
Spelunky? you have to be kidding me . Trine 2 is amazing and was a worthy successor to Trine. Far more deserving than Spelunky which is just a remake.
Wow, good stuff here. I still have to finish Trine 2. Splunky seemed to pass by without me even noticing. Still, grats all around for the top 5.
Trine 2 is the real winner here
This game is just overrated, unbalanced crap with poor controls, and bad level design! Fez is just a clear winner here, but it's not even nominated! GS U SUCK BIG!
did anyone actualy play Spelunky? it won but i realy dont feel it deserves it if this is the first time im hearing about it, what platform was it even on?
Nooooo where's Dokurooooo!!!
Am digging the the UI of this page. Hope GS will be like this come 2013. And am getting me that game Spelunky.
happy to see mario failing
Pretty bull, Trine 2 or NSBU should be a lot better. NSBU is the best Mario 2D platformer since Super Mario World, and Trine 2 is just gorgeus, love the directors cut on Wii-U.
Well... I would say Trine 2 is better, but i may be wrong as i didn't play "spelunky".
nice one !
wtf, trine 2 is better game, even super mario is better
That tune is catchy!
I'm very surprised that Mario didn't win.... not that it's a bad thing.
Don't know Spelunky, so i can't complain about it.
Remember 3D platformers? It's too bad game companies can't unlock the secrets of our ancestors and create more of these masterpieces. If Mario 64 was released this year, it would win this award by a mile.
I just got into Spelunky. It is amazingly addictive. Like everything I wanted in Boulder Dash and then a million layers attached to it. So devious too. This is a heartwarming victory.
WTF? Where was LBP Vita?
I personally like Trine 2 more than the others, but i'm ok with this
Spelunky is a good game. I just started playing it myself not to long ago. Definitely worth the money. Where was FEZ and DeadLight?
WTH ? played almost 2 to 3 yrs back
Really glad to see Spelunky getting some recognition! Such a great game, it deserved to win
This is a tough friggin' category, man. Spelunky brings the fundamentals hard and backs it up with depth and style. Trine 2 was charming and beautifully rendered, Soundshapes might be the most interesting game of this bunch, and even New Super Mario Bros U is supposed to be the best of those games (even if there are a ton of them now).
Should of been Ratchet & Clank Full Frontal Assault
GOOD CHOICE! played this game to DEATH! spelunky is super hard and some will hate it from the start but it does grow on you - KUDOS gamespot - KUDOS
see nintendo? if you put a level editor in mario bros you woulda won
Spelunky is awesome, totally agree.
What happened to Gravity Rush? That was a great game, and I guess it would fit in this category.
Haven't yet played "Spelunky" but it does looks like fun.
any of these game's that would win would be a great choice because ALL of these games were fun as fuck xD
What? Super Mario didn't win this? And yet it's burying Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in people's votes. Why why why?
@justinka777 XBLA. The original Gamemaker PC game is free here:http://spelunkyworld.com/original.html
@Albaficas Spelunky = Mario with a red nose. :D
Intro tune for GOTY
Not bad at all lol
@USAPATRIOT21 Or Conquer's Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Kazooie / Tooie games, etc.
@USAPATRIOT21 Which is actually pretty sad when you think about it.
@Pinbotic YOu must be joking, everything on the Vita is failing and LBP was nothing special. Did you see the COD BLOPS2 game for it? It got a 2.5. If any review site anywhere from games to movies gives something a 2.5 that means bad. Besides AC Liberation got 4.5. Even though I am wondering off my main topic, what I am meaning to say is that NO Vita games should have won anything this year. Thank You and have a nice day.
@Supabul Definitely NO. FFA is actually worse then the last R&C game that was released on the PS3. Not sure what the hell Isomniac Games is doing.
Fanboys gonna fanboy
Yea, I think it's legally free on PC but I haven't even downloaded it.
Have you tried Persona 4 Golden?
@blackace @Supabul Who knows. They actually got it right with Crack In Time, and now they start f**king things up again.
@SoreThumbsBill @snaketus I hate people that like things